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An Evening with Ken Burns – The Roosevelts Preview & Discussion
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An Evening with Ken Burns – The Roosevelts

An Evening with Ken Burns – The Roosevelts Preview & Discussion

Francis W. Parker School, Diane and David B. Heller Auditorium
330 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL
United States
event date: 
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 6:30 pm

You’re invited to a very special event with Ken Burns, who is back with a new documentary series – THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY – which chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics.

WTTW is proud to partner with the Francis W. Parker School on what will be an engaging and lively evening. Ken Burns will give us a preview of the film, discuss the “making of,” and answer your questions. Tickets for this exclusive event will go very quickly so make your reservations online today! WTTW members and Francis W. Parker parents and donors receive 30% off tickets.

Important Note: WTTW active members should use promo code “WTTWROOS” and FWP current donors/parents should use the promo code “FWPROOS” when purchasing tickets online. For more information, visit

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY is a seven-part, fourteen hour film that follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world.

*Please note: physical tickets will not be mailed for this event. Your name(s) will be placed on a registration list.

Tickets for this event are sold out.

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